Upcoming events: May 29th: A Women’s Luncheon at noon in the Fireside room. June 6th: The 156th Annual FCC meeting. June 13th: Outdoor Worship Service (an in-person event). Additional details will be available soon. (Please note: It's not likely that we can live-stream this service, but it will be recorded and posted to Facebook later.)
BYLAWS ADOPTED On May 2nd our congregation voted unanimously to adopt the new bylaws as proposed. Check out the PDF document below to see the final, revised bylaws:
EVALUATING THE FUTURE OF OUR BUILDING: First Congregational Church held an informational meeting on Sunday, April 18, 2021, where Council members updated the congregation on the multitude of factors that we must consider in determining our church's future. Attached below, are four PDF documents in which Council members discuss some of the options available to our church and express opinions about them. (The first PDF contains letters from individual Council members. The second PDF is an extension of Susan Olson's comments and contains information provided by the RDA. The third PDF contains remarks made at the April 18th meeting, and some comments received by email following the meeting, And, finally, in the fourth PDF, we received some comments from one of our out-of-town members.)
COFFEE WITH THE PASTOR: If you’re interested, our pastor holds an informal chat on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM. You’re invited to grab a cup of coffee and join in for some leisurely conversation via Zoom. Please contact Pastor Gebhardt or the church office for details and the passcode. Hope to see you on Wednesday!
PLEASE CHECK OUT THE LINKS TO OUR MOST CURRENT CALENDAR AND THE MONTHLY CLARION, BOTH OF WHICH ARE LOCATED IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE COUNCIL NEWS ITEMS.
COUNCIL NEWS: A congregational meeting was held on Sunday, February 28, 2021 via Zoom. The election results are: Moderator: Michael McIntire; First Associate Moderator: vacant; Second Associate Moderator: Bill Brown. We are still looking for someone to serve as First Associate Moderator. Please contact any member of Council if you have any questions and if you would like to volunteer to be First Associate Moderator.
Our Newsletter - the "Congregational Clarion," is published once a month. The Clarion contains information on many upcoming activities at First Congregational Church. If you would like a copy emailed to you please contact the church office at (801) 487-1357 or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please click below for an Adobe Acrobat version of the monthly newsletter. - During this time events and activities are subject to change. Please watch for any updates. The updated Calendar is also in the Newsletter Link.
Please note: Just a reminder: the Sunday message is streamed at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook. You can access this directly, on Facebook, or through the FCC website. From the FCC website, click on the “Facebook” heading at the top of the homepage, and it will open to the FCC Facebook page. To get the audio, the audio icon at the bottom of the video needs to be clicked to its “on” setting, as well as the audio button on your device. Remember that you can view this at any time if you miss the Sunday morning “live” version.
Our church council continues to support the decision to provide limited in-person church services, and evaluate other church gatherings on a case-by-case basis, until further notice. We feel it is in the best interest of our church community and greater community if we do not risk spreading this virus. Check our Facebook page for live-streamed content from our church services: www.facebook.com/FCCSLC. We also plan to announce joys and concerns, and you may send any joys or concerns to the church or Diane Forster Burke.
As the Covid vaccines become more-widely distributed, it is hoped that regular in-person worship can be resumed soon.
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